Williams obliterated his previous season high with eight catches for 173 yards on nine targets Sunday against the Redskins. Williams set a new career-high with 840 yards this year despite playing without starting quarterback Tony Romo for much of the season. He scored only three touchdowns after combining for 13 over his first two NFL campaigns, but at least Williams finished on a high note.
Williams caught just four of 10 targets for 62 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills. The third-year wideout led Dallas in targets on the day, but his inability to connect with Kellen Moore on a number of occasions capped what could have been a more productive performance. Williams' usage clearly increased with Dez Bryant sidelined due to injury, and he should once again be one of the most heavily-targeted Cowboys in the season finale against the Redskins.
Williams was targeted five times in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, tallying three catches and 38 yards. The lanky deep-threat has slowed a bit thus far this season, averaging a catch of 20 yards or more every eight targets after posting a 6.9 average in 2014 and 6.2 in 2013. He has also slowed on the touchdowns, catching just three this season after collecting eight in 2014. Two of those 2015 touchdowns came in games in which Tony Romo started. With Romo out, Williams, like many of his teammates, loses his luster.
Williams caught two passes on three targets for a team-high 63 yards in Monday's win over Washington. Matt Cassel didn't look his way very often, as Williams once again had trouble getting open on a consistent basis. The Cowboys' passing game doesn't have a lot of upside as it is with Cassel under center, so don't expect Williams to produce better numbers next week in Green Bay.
Williams caught four passes on six targets for 38 yards in Thursday's loss to the Panthers. While the poor performance was bad enough, Williams' value going forward takes a further hit due to Tony Romo re-injuring his clavicle and potentially being lost for the season. The third-year receiver had little success while Matt Cassel was under center while Romo was initially on IR, and if the veteran QB takes over again Williams could be in for a quiet finish to a disappointing year.
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